In the first half of March, the next training sessions were held in the six Escuelas de Campo (ECA) that had been set up.
However, due to the outbreak of Corona and the measures subsequently imposed by the Bolivian government, work was severely restricted in the second half of March and in April. The planned training courses were not carried out due to the ban on assembly.
Our work was then fully focused on the dissemination of knowledge about hygiene to counteract the possible spread of the virus in the region.
Due to the relaxation of the measures by the Bolivian government, activities for the project could be resumed from May onwards.
The implementation of training courses in the six ECAs was continued. ECAs were also set up in eight other municipalities, bringing the total number to fourteen ECAs. In May and June, a needs assessment was also carried out to extend the Tara programme to more families and communities and to increase the tree population of families already participating.
A new car was also purchased at the end of June, which will significantly increase the mobility of the technicians in their work in the field.
In Germany, work began in mid-June on the creation of the logical framework for the project. Based on this, the next step is to revise the monitoring of the project.
Aracani, a village in the project region
The new car